(“Hot” times) I joined sometime around 1993 and had a very good time up until the end in 1996.
But it was also a different time, when not many people were “on line” and quite frankly, the average overall quality of people was far better than it is today. By that, I mean people were very friendly, outoing, respectful and generally nice to be around.
While I still run into many such people on the net, it’s been diluted by the other “types” which I’m sure we’ve all run into.
I think, given the newness of the technology, the sense of adventure we all shared, and the high cost and difficulty of participating, that it was just a very special time with very special people that will most likely never be repeated.
I’m very grateful I had a chance to “be there.”